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APTEXPO 2024: Re-engineering the Textile and Apparel Supply Chain

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The Asia-Pacific region, a global hub for textile and garment manufacturing, will host the inaugural Asia-Pacific Textile and Apparel Supply Chain Expo & Summit (APTEXPO 2024) from November 13-15, 2024, at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore. Themed “Re-engineering towards a Resilient, Adaptive and Sustainable Supply Chain,” the event is sponsored by the ASEAN Federation of Textile Industries (AFTEX) and the China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC), and co-organized by MP Singapore Pte Ltd and The Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT (CCPIT TEX). The Singapore Fashion Council (SFC) is the host association, with Foursource managing the digital aspects.

APTEXPO 2024 aims to provide a global platform for industry leaders to share best practices and explore solutions for advancing the region’s textile and apparel supply chain. Key supporters include:

  • Textile, Apparel, Footwear & Travel Goods Association in Cambodia (TAFTAC)
  • Indonesian Textile Association (API)
  • Association of the Lao Garment Industry (ALGI)
  • Malaysian Textile Manufacturers Association (MTMA)
  • Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association (MGMA)
  • Confederation of Wearable Exporters of the Philippines (CONWEP)
  • National Federation of Thai Textile Industries (NFTTI)
  • Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS)

Highlights of APTEXPO 2024:

  • Global Perspective: Engaging discussions with representatives of key global brands, manufacturing heads, and fintech executives on supply chain security and regional trade opportunities.
  • Frontier Technology & Digitalisation: Showcasing cutting-edge technologies to enhance innovation, operational efficiency, and resource optimization in the textile and apparel industry.
  • Cross-border Trade: Leveraging global e-commerce platforms to facilitate cross-border trade between the Asia-Pacific region and the global market.
  • Green Procurement: Discussions on sustainable manufacturing and green supply chain initiatives.

The summit will also feature investment briefings on the Asia-Pacific Textile Industrial Park, highlighting promotional and investment opportunities.

“Singapore is the perfect venue for APTEXPO 2024, serving as a gateway to the Asia-Pacific region. We look forward to meeting our various stakeholders from the region and internationally at this global platform,” said Mr. Albert Tan, Chairman of AFTEX.

“APTEXPO 2024 will offer unprecedented opportunities for regional and global collaboration, connecting the textile and apparel manufacturing powerhouse of Asia-Pacific to the global scene with a focus on a decentralized manufacturing model and a more secure supply chain,” added Mr. Xu Yingxin, Vice President of CNTAC and Chairman of CCPIT TEX.

Jason Ng, Executive Director of MP Singapore, emphasized, “MP Singapore is honored to co-organize APTEXPO 2024. Our global event expertise will make it a valuable addition to the industry.”

Jonas Wand, CEO and Co-founder of Foursource, concluded, “APTEXPO 2024 is pivotal for the Asia-Pacific textile and apparel industry. As the digital partner, Foursource is excited to foster collaboration and innovation, helping build stronger, more sustainable supply chains.”

APTEXPO 2024 aspires to be the key platform for convening the textile and apparel industry and championing a more sustainable ecosystem for the future.